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Review: could Lovastatin cause Memory impairment (Memory loss)?
We study 11,608 people who have side effects while taking Lovastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 235 have Memory impairment. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory impairment and more.
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Lovastatin (latest outcomes from 12,104 users) has active ingredients of lovastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Memory impairment (latest reports from 467,270 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Sep, 16, 2014: 11,607 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovastatin. Among them, 235 people (2.02%) have Memory Impairment.
Time on Lovastatin when people have Memory impairment * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Memory impairment||3.33%||6.67%||23.33%||16.67%||36.67%||13.33%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Memory impairment when taking Lovastatin * :
|Memory impairment||68.35%||31.65% |
Age of people who have Memory impairment when taking Lovastatin * :
|Memory impairment||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||12.23%||25.53%||62.23% |
Severity of Memory impairment when taking Lovastatin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Memory impairment||10.00%||50.00%||40.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Memory impairment ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Memory impairment||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (41 people, 17.45%)
- Hypertension (25 people, 10.64%)
- Depression (22 people, 9.36%)
- Pain (21 people, 8.94%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (20 people, 8.51%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (63 people, 26.81%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (39 people, 16.60%)
- Lisinopril (34 people, 14.47%)
- Atenolol (32 people, 13.62%)
- Vitamin d (28 people, 11.91%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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